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On September 30, 1918, President Woodrow Wilson gives a speech before Congress in support of guaranteeing women the right to vote. Sterling wrote this song to remind President Wilson of the people of California who helped him secure his presidency.…

Ralph Heller Beittel (1884-1971) was an American composer. His early works were published under the pseudonym Grace Heller (his wife’s first name and his middle name). He self-published under his own company Columbia Music Co. Lyrics in this song…

Published by the New York State Women’s Suffrage Association. On the cover, a women’s march is depicted with the famous Flat Iron Building in the background. In the songbook, there is sheet music for the piano. This work was most likely sold as a…

Published in Emmetsburg, Iowa, and dedicated to the Political Equality Club in the same city. The Political Equality Clubs were spread around the country by Susan B. Anthony as a way to educate both men and women about women’s rights issues.

Written by Alexander Lee in New York in support of women’s rights. Lee wrote, “I’ll not be a slave for life—not I love, honor, and obey.”

Written by William Jerome in opposition to the Women’s Suffrage Movement. The song describes a husband leaving his wife because she is now a suffragette. The song states, “Reno life is simply great; they grant divorces while you wait.”

Written by W.G Fortney in San Francisco by the Macdonald Music Co., displays suffragists troubled with the fact that other races could vote, and women could not. The song targets other races in the second verse stating, “Is it right for the Negro,…

The song recounts suffragists honoring Anna Howard Shaw that year by presenting her with a Saxon car in the official North American Women’s Suffrage Association color yellow. While the words do not mention Shaw specifically, the song references a…

Introduced by Helen Knowles. J.J. Gallagher and B.A. Koellhoffer portray women in marches and throwing bricks on its cover. The story is told from an English immigrant viewpoint, where he was attacked in Hyde Park by suffragists who thought he was a…

Written by Jerome H. Remick. Anti-suffragettes often believed that women were unable to vote in a respectful manner. “She’s Good Enough” responds with the opinion that men gave women the chore of raising their children.
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